Aimee Mann & Ted Leo Launch The Art Of Process Podcast With First Guest Wyatt Cenac

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The-Art-Of-ProcessTed Leo and Aimee Mann are two great singers and songwriters who come from vastly different worlds. Mann was an MTV-feted new wave veteran around the time Leo was getting his first basement punk bands going. And yet, for years now, they have found common ground. Back in 2014, they formed a duo called the … More »

‘Til Today: 25 Years After Her Solo Debut, Aimee Mann Looks Back

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Aimee Mann 1993Before she had no luck at all, Aimee Mann had beginner’s luck. She hit it big at the age of 24 with one of the first songs she ever wrote, “Voices Carry,” a top-10 hit for her band ‘Til Tuesday. Despite its superficial new-wave signifiers, “Voices Carry” wasn’t merely a vacuous byproduct of the Me … More »

Aimee Mann Writing Music For Girl, Interrupted Musical

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Aimee MannAimee Mann is writing songs for a stage musical adaptation of the book Girl, Interrupted. As Pitchfork points out, Mann revealed the news during a recent interview with the Los Angeles Review Of Books in which she mostly — for obvious reasons — talks about the books she’s been reading. More »

Aimee Mann – “Drive” (The Cars Cover)

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Aimee Mann, fresh off of her Best Folk Album win at the Grammys, stopped by FX last night to appear on Ryan Murphy’s The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story. She played a singer at a Minnesota dive bar covering the Cars’ 1984 hit “Drive” in a scene that the show’s producers, Brad … More »

Howard Stern Announces David Bowie Tribute Special Featuring Car Seat Headrest, Britt Daniel, Sun Kil Moon, Garbage, Michael Penn & Aimee Mann, & More

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Howard Stern will pay tribute to late rock icon David Bowie on Friday night with a special on his Howard 101 SiriusXM satellite radio station featuring 25 acts performing their favorite Bowie tracks. “I’ve been listening to this special for about two weeks… it’s killer,” Stern enthused on Tuesday morning while previewing selections including Lisa … More »

Aimee Mann, Charly Bliss Contribute To Nada Surf Covers LP

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After scoring a freak hit with the Buzz Bin classic “Popular,” New York indie-rockers Nada Surf built themselves into career artists with a devoted cult following. Arguably the most pivotal album in that arc was Let Go, the 2003 release that saw them aligning with longtime label home Barsuk Records for the first time. That … More »

Game Theory – “No Name” (Feat. Aimee Mann)

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Last year, a Kickstarter was launched to help complete Game Theory’s first new album in 20 years, based on notes and recordings that Scott Miller left behind after he died in 2013. That album is called Supercalifragile and it’s finally coming out soon. Copies of the CD/LP started shipping out to Kickstarter … More »

Aimee Mann announces Mental Illness, her first album in 5 years

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Masterful songwriter Aimee Mann has announced the release of Mental Illness, her first album in five years. Following 2012’s Charmer, Mann returns to her warm, bare acoustic style with the elegantly fingerpicked single “Goose Snow Cone,” which you can listen to below.

If you’re looking for a catchy folk-pop downer of an album, this one’s for you. Mann says as much in the wryly self-deprecating comments quoted in the press release: “So if they thought that my songs were very down-tempo, very depressing, very sad, and very acoustic, I thought I’d just give myself permission to write the saddest, slowest, most acoustic, if-they’re-all-waltzes-so-be-it record I could… I mean, calling it Mental Illness makes me laugh, because it is true, but it’s so blunt that it’s funny.”

Mental Illness will be released March 31 via Mann’s own label SuperEgoRecords. In support of Mental Illness, Mann will tour North America this spring. Check out the dates below.

Mental Illness tracklist

01. Goose Snow Cone
02. Stuck In The Past
03. You Never Loved Me
04. Rollercoasters
05. Lies Of Summer
06. Patient Zero
07. Good For Me
08. Knock It Off
09. Philly Sinks
10. Simple Fix
11. Poor Judge

Aimee Mann Tour 2017:

04.20.17 – Washington, DC – Lincoln Theatre
04.21.17 – Philadelphia, PA- Keswick Theatre
04.22.17 – New York, NY- The Town Hall
04.24.17 – Boston, MA – The Wilbur Theatre
04.25.17 – Albany, NY – The Egg Center For The Performing Arts
04.26.17 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
04.28.17 – Ann Arbor, MI – The Ark
04.29.17 – Chicago, IL – Park West
04.30.17 – Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theatre
05.2.17 – Madison, WI – Barrymore Theatre
05.3.17 – Minneapolis, MN – Fitzgerald Theatre
05.5.17 – Boulder, CO – Boulder Theatre
05.6.17 – Salt Lake City, UT – The State Room
05.8.17 – Missoula, MT – The Wilma
05.9.17 – Seattle, WA – Neptune
05.10.17 – Portland, OR – Revolution Hall
05.12.17 – San Francisco, CA – Fillmore Theatre
05.13.17 – Los Angeles, CA – The Theatre at Ace Hotel